I’ve pretty much gotten all of my Christmas gifting wrapped up. Ok, so not all of the presents are actually wrapped and under the tree. But I have at least purchased, or made, most of the things I’ll be giving as gifts this year.
Now that my kids are adults, they get fewer gifts from my husband and me than when they were small. We all discussed it a few years ago and agreed that Christmas shouldn’t make everyone overspend.
Since making the decision to spend less we’ve found our holidays are happier. Rather than unwrapping gifts for several hours, we play games together and enjoy the day more.
Another thing that’s great is that we don’t have regret come January when the credit card bills come. According to Bankrate.com, nearly half of Americans feel they must overspend when gifting. But our strategies prevent us from being guilt tripped into overspending. Here are some gifting strategies to avoid buyer’s remorse that you can try.